Batman Day: Dark Knight celebration includes free comics, signings
Grab a cape and cowl and hop in the Batmobile, this year’s annual celebration of Batman Day will give fans free goodies for their utility belt.
The legacy of the Dark Knight will be honored on Saturday, Sept. 17 when fans can get their hands on free copies of Batman #1 from this year’s DC Rebirth. Written by Tom King, with illustrations by David Finch, Matt Banning, and Jordie Bellaire, the new adventure will pit the Caped Crusader against Gotham City baddie Calendar Man.
Six Flags parks across the U.S. will distribute copies of the new iteration in the Batman mythos. Barnes & Noble, Pottery Barn Kids, Books-A-Million, and other retailers, as well as hundreds of schools and public libraries, will host events where fans can get the comic, as well as activity kits filled with trivia and games.
Now in its third year, launched with the character’s 75th anniversary, top Batman talent are participating in signings and meet-and-greets at participating retail locations. A current list of confirmed talent can be seen below, and a map of participating retailers can be found here.
New York City, New York (Midtown Comics Downtown): Frank Miller, Tom King, Scott Snyder, and Greg Capullo
Long Island, New York: Scott Snyder and John Romita Jr.
Pasadena, California: Jim Lee and Hope Larson
Los Angeles, California: Paul Dini, Julie and Shawna Benson, and James Tynion IV
Chino Hills, California: Danny Miki
Chicago, Illinois: Tim Seeley
Windsor, Ontario: David Finch